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  • Skylarks: The Jukebox Recital

    Debut of "Skylarks: The Jukebox Recital"

    March 6, 2015

    Nora Katz ’16 will be presenting a self-written musical play for her junior music recital on March 9–10 in the Weitz Center Theater. For the past two years, Katz has been working with her peers and mentors to prepare “Skylarks: The Jukebox Recital.” If you would like to learn more about what goes into writing and producing a play at Carleton, follow this article to read Nora's first hand account of the play writing process.

  • Penelopiad poster designed by Grace Black '16

    ETB presents: The Penelopiad

    March 1, 2015

    Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad is a feminist retelling of the classic Odyssey story. The story focuses on the life experiences of Penelope, Odysseus' faithful wife, and her twelve maids. The story's central themes include the treatment of women in history, double standards between sexes and classes, and the overall concept of justice. ETB will be presenting a theatrical rendition of The Penelopiad, featuring an all-women cast performing original music written by Liza Davis '16. Follow this article to read an interview with Sarah Meister '16, the director of the play.


  • The Circumference of a Squirrel (photo from Minnesota playlist)

    ETB presents: The Circumference of a Squirrel

    February 2, 2015

    The Experimental Theater Board (ETB) is proud to present a very unusual play called "The Circumference of a Squirrel", written by award-winning playwright John Walsh. John Walsh has been nationally recognized for his original script writing and his plays have been acted all over the country. "The Circumference of a Squirrel" is a one-man show detailing the life of Chester, a self-described rodentophobe since his intolerant, bigoted father instilled the fear in him during childhood. Chester's deep-seeded fear and hatred of squirrels is the source of a great mental revelation that results in Chester learning to love humanity again.

    Director: Patton Small

    Cast: Ian MacEneany, Mikaela Kropp, Joss Olson, & Ingrid Hofeldt

    Schedule of performances: February 5th, 6th, & 7th, at 8:00pm in the Little Nourse Theater

  • "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" performed by the Eclipse Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

    "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" presented by Carleton Players

    February 1, 2015

    Naomi Wallace's The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek is a coming of age story that explores sexuality and passion during the stifling era of the Great Depression. Dalton Change, a youth of 15, becomes enthralled by 17-year-old Pace Creagan, a girl who is known for being both fearless and feared. The two teenagers form a dangerous and taboo friendship, constantly looking for outlets to express their hidden desires. After a long period of scheming, the pair agree to a secret nighttime meeting atop a high railroad trestle that spans a bone dry creek. Their taste for adrenaline is too much to resist, and the pair agree to race across the bridge against an oncoming locomotive. Will this decision be the last one they will make as a team?

    The Carleton Players will be performing The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek for their winter production. It is being directed by Lee Conrads, a Carleton alum who graduated in 2012.

    Performance schedule:

    Friday, February 27, 7:30pm
    Saturday, February 28, 7:30pm
    Sunday, March 1, 2:00pm


  • Original "Hair" Broadway poster (1968)

    Student Musical Theater presents "Hair" at Carleton

    January 16, 2015

    The Student Musical Theater (SMT) is an organization dedicated to producing quality, student-run musicals for the Carleton community. This term's production of the well-known musical, Hair, will take place in the Weitz Theater, which is an exciting new step for the members of SMT, according to the musical's co-director, Ellie Durling (2017). Past SMT productions have consistently been held in the Little Nourse Theater, but Durling believes that the spacial freedom found in the larger Weitz Theater will help turn the production into a full theatrical experience for both the audience and the actors. Hair is scheduled to premiere at the Weitz Center for Creativity during 9th week of winter term.



  • Costume Designer Splashes Color onto Shakespeare Production

    October 7, 2014

    Mary Ann Kelling, Carleton's head costume designer, is using her creative eye and unique patterns to transform the way we see Shakespearean costumes. Her costumes will be featured in the fall production of A Winter's Tale, opening Thursday, October 30th, at 7:30pm.

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